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Syria’s Kurds call on US for help as Turkey threatens ground attack

Comment this story Comment BAGHDAD — A US-backed Syrian enclave is bracing for an onslaught from Turkish forces, as the region’s commander-in-chief has urged Washington to do more to prevent a threat of ground invasion that officials say the Biden administration, risked a break with NATO ally Turkey and a …

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Erdogan says Turkey will attack Kurdish militants with tanks and soldiers

A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter sits behind a machine gun in a fortified position in Jarablus, near the border with Turkey, in Syria’s rebel-held northern province of Aleppo. Photo: BAKR ALKASEM Turkey will soon attack the militants with tanks and soldiers, President Tayyip Erdogan has said, signaling a possible ground offensive …

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Briton accepts manslaughter in Cyprus wife’s mercy killing

ATHENS — A Briton living in Cyprus with his wife will accept a manslaughter plea which could see him released from prison for saying he killed her in an act of euthanasia because of blood cancer. David Hunter has been charged with the death of Janice Hunter, 74, in December …

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Greece an ‘indispensable’ NATO ally, says State Department spokesperson

The failure of the US State Department to publicly call out Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “undermines the very principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity around which the United States rallied the West in the case of Ukraine”, says the writer. [REUTERS] The United States affirmed Greece’s status as an …

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Israeli Defense Ministry reassures Greece and Cyprus on trilateral alliance

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz met Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos today in Athens, three weeks after his visit to Turkey and his meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, taking the opportunity to denouncing Iran’s activities and offering Israel’s assistance in easing the ongoing Turkish-Greek dispute. “Iranian aggression continues to …

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Peace with Vladimir Putin’s Russia is an Illusion, by Austin Bay

As I write this article on November 15, unconfirmed reports indicate that missiles fired from east to west have passed Ukraine by 10 kilometers, struck near the Polish village of Przewodow and killed two Polish citizens. Polish radio blamed two “misplaced” Russian missiles. However, the Pentagon had yet to verify …

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Turkey arrests 22, including suicide bomber, blames Istanbul blast on Kurdish militants

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu on Monday accused Kurdish militants of killing eight people on Istanbul’s main shopping street, and said police had arrested 22 suspects, including the one who planted the bomb . Fifty people were discharged from hospital after Sunday’s attackwhich has raised concerns that Turkey could be …

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Erdogan says Republican Senate control would help Turkey’s F-16 buy: Media

Turkey’s efforts to complete its purchase of F-16 jets would be “much easier” if Republicans end up controlling the US Senate, Turkish media quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying on Saturday. NATO member Turkey requested in October to buy 40 F-16 fighters from Lockheed Martin Corp and nearly 80 …

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Turkish prosecutor says Erdogan’s rival should be convicted and banned from politics

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Abdi: Popular resistance will save Afrin

MSD held a workshop in Martyr Axin Welat Hall in Fafin District of Shehba Township on Turkish and Syrian regimes’ relations with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorists and proposals for a democratic Syria. Many politicians and representatives of political parties participated in the workshop. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) General Commander Mazlum …

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Extradite the newspaper’s editor, or not NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has turned the screws on Sweden by personally appointing whom he wants Swedish judges to extradite in exchange for NATO membership. “It is crucial that Sweden extradites terrorists wanted by Turkey, including senior FETÖ official Bülent Keneş,” Erdoğan said in Ankara on Tuesday (November 8th), …

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Scotland: Steve Clarke faces dilemmas before naming his team for the friendly match against Turkey

Scottish assistant John Carver and head coach Steve Clarke recently featured in Hibernian against St Johnstone Scotland head coach Steve Clarke begins his preparations for a new campaign with new twists added to familiar issues. The Scots travel to Diyarbakir to face Turkey on November 16 in what is their …

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Syria. At least 6 dead after an attack on IDP camps | News from the war in Syria

Syrian forces backed by Russian warplanes launched 30 rockets towards rebel-held areas in Idlib, also injuring dozens. At least six people were killed and dozens injured after Syrian government forces targeted tent camps of displaced families in the rebel-held northwest province of Idlib. Opposition activists and first responders reported that …

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Sweden cuts ties with Kurds as it considers NATO

Sweden’s new government will distance itself from the Kurdish YPG militia as it seeks Turkey’s approval to join NATO, Sweden’s foreign minister has said. The Syrian Kurdish militia YPG and its political wing PYD are seen by Turkey as extensions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which launched an insurgency …

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Turkey’s Erdogan still hopes US will approve sale of F-16 fighter jets

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Finnish PM urges Hungary to ratify NATO enlargement

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has urged Hungary and Turkey to quickly approve Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO membership applications, Reuters reported Tuesday. Hungary and Turkey are the only two remaining NATO members that have not yet ratified the candidacies. All eyes are now on Hungary and Turkey. We are waiting …

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US ties to Greece are ‘deep’ and ‘strong’, House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman tells Kathimerini

Russian President Vladimir Putin underestimated the resilience of Ukrainians, “overestimated Russia’s capabilities and unwittingly rallied democracies and freedom-loving peoples against its brutal war,” says Gregory Meeks. [AP] The strategic importance of the Greek port of Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece, both strategically and in terms of energy, is underlined in this …

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Turkey slams Sweden ahead of NATO chief’s visit to appease Erdogan

Ankara has once again accused Sweden of failing to meet its commitments under a trilateral memorandum signed in June with Finland, according to which Turkey would ratify the Nordic countries’ NATO membership if it met a its concerns on issues related to terrorism. In a briefing to journalists on Monday …

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UN, Turkey and Ukraine pursue Black Sea grains deal despite Russia’s withdrawal

The UN announces that sixteen ships will move on October 31 Russia says move responds to Ukraine attack on ships July deal allowed grain exports from Ukraine US, NATO and EU urge Russia to change course on deal KYIV/NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) – The United Nations, Turkey and Ukraine …

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Iran can hope to replicate Turkey’s success in exporting drones. Here’s why it can’t.

Recent comments from senior Iranian officials strongly suggest that Tehran sees itself as a booming arms exporter, particularly drones. In reality, Iran, at least under the regime in place in Tehran, is unlikely to be able to replicate Turkey’s impressive success in exporting its famous local drone Bayraktar TB2 to …

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February election result could impact Cyprus’ trajectory ‘for better or for worse’, says UN envoy to Cyprus

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Çiya Kurd: Turkey is looking for a new plan for northeast Syria

Bedran Çiya Kurd, co-chairman of the Department of External Relations of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, spoke with the ANF about possible developments that may arise in Syria after the displacement of the mercenaries of Tehrir al -Sham to the regions occupied by the Turks. State. Çiya …

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Turkey: a NATO ally? :: Gatestone Institute

What do the members, future members, dialogue partners and future dialogue partners of the exotic mix of nations that is the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have in common? With their growing democratic deficits and their regimes ranging from authoritarianism to dictatorship, they are at a cold war with the global …

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A new crisis is brewing in Cyprus after the lifting of the arms embargo by the United States | Conflict News

Turkish Cypriot authorities may be preparing to expel United Nations peacekeepers from their bases in northern Cyprus, triggering a new political and security crisis on the divided island, officials told Al Jazeera. “[The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)] must enter into a mutually acceptable formal agreement with the …

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Turkey detains head of medical association on terrorism charges

Turkish police raided the home of the president of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) in the early hours of Wednesday, detaining her for allegedly “spreading terrorist propaganda”, her lawyer and colleagues said. The raid and detention follows a investigation launched last week after Sebnem Korur Fincanci, who has led the …

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NATO expansion in doubt over Turkey’s objections

Istanbul— Finland’s and Sweden’s aspirations to join NATO are in doubt as Turkey has renewed its objections to their membership bids. Finnish diplomats met their Turkish counterparts in Ankara on Tuesday, according to local media. The meeting marked Helsinki’s latest diplomatic effort to persuade Ankara to accept its NATO bid. …

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Thousands Gather in Hesekê: Your Silence is Killing Us!

Thousands of people from different towns in northeast Syria marched on Sunday under the slogan “Your silence is killing us!” in front of the troop base of the international anti-ISIS coalition in Hesekê. They protested against the ignorance and inaction of the international community in the face of the war …

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Anastasiades: EU must do more to prevent third countries from violating sanctions (Update)

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Turkey: Erdogan to discuss NATO candidacy with new Swedish leader

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had agreed to meet Sweden’s new prime minister in Ankara to discuss the Scandinavian country’s NATO bid, describing the visit as a chance to test Stockholm’s ‘sincerity’ in compliance with Turkey’s conditions. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Sweden …

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Qamishlo residents protest against chemical attacks: ‘Stop Turkish war crimes’

Demonstrations have been taking place everywhere since the publication of images of guerrillas dying after a chemical weapons attack by the Turkish army in the mountains of southern Kurdistan. The disturbing footage shows symptoms of nerve gas poisoning in the dying fighters. This results in particular in convulsions and violent …

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The dream and story behind the F-16 jets

Both chambers – the House and the Senate – will have to negotiate the final defense budget bill, and the July amendment that Representative Gus Bilirakis (pictured) helped push through will then be debated again. [Jennifer Milbrett/MOAA] Greek-American Congressman Gus Bilirakis went to bed on the evening of July 13 …

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US rejects Turkish criticism of Mediterranean imbalance

In response to Turkey’s criticism of the US’ “unbalanced” approach to its territorial disputes with Greece and Cyprus, Washington highlighted its efforts to counter the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Washington’s security cooperation with Turkey and Greece “does not come from a position of bias or imbalance toward any one partner,” …

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As Ukraine war drags on, Turkey should make more progress

After receiving praise from Ukraine for its drone performance, helping negotiate a grain deal that could have averted famine, organizing preliminary peace talks and leveraging Western sanctions against Moscow to boost its trade with Russia, one would have thought that Turkey had benefited as much as it could from Russia’s …

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The Turkish Mining Disaster and the Case for Socialism

On Friday, at least 41 workers died in a firedamp explosion at the Amasra plant management mine of Turkish Coal Enterprises (TTK) in Bartın on the Black Sea coast. This preventable tragedy is an indictment of the capitalist system, the ruling class and the government led by President Recep Tayyip …

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Turkish authorities not involved with migrants at Greek border – deputy minister

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Russian warplanes hit targets in northwest Syria

Russia has recently stepped up attacks in areas of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, coinciding with clashes between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Syrian government forces in the area. HTS military sources told Al-Monitor: “HTS carried out an incursion against regime forces in the western countryside of Aleppo.” The October …

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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that SpaceX will no longer fund donated Starlink internet terminals in Ukraine. It follows a CNN report that SpaceX was withdrawing funding for the terminals, citing documents obtained from the Pentagon. Instead, the company is asking the US government to pay for …

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Cyprus proposes changes to EU asylum procedure

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The SDF pays tribute to 5 fighters who fell as martyrs in the Turkish bombardment of Ain Isa

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) issued a statement to pay tribute to five of its fighters who fell as martyrs during the Turkish bombardment of Ain Issa. The statement read: “The Turkish occupying state and its mercenaries continue their daily attacks and aggressions against the northern and eastern regions of …

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Turkey’s antagonism with Greece puts NATO to the test

An analysis on 19FortyFive detailed Turkey’s hostilities against fellow NATO member Greece, which is now putting the Atlantic Alliance to the test as it struggles to balance unity within the organization. , and the belligerence of Ankara. The article: The troubling events in Ukraine pose a direct threat to the …

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Armenia will face Croatia, Wales, Turkey and Latvia in Group D • MassisPost

FRANKFURT — The EURO 2024 qualifying draw took place in Frankfurt on Sunday, October 9, 2022. With Germany already qualified as hosts and Russia currently suspended, the remaining 53 teams were split into ten groups: seven groups of five teams and three groups of six teams. Armenia will face Croatia, …

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Matthew Bryza: ‘I think Turkey has decided it wants a two-state solution’

Interview with Andreas Bimbishis First published in Greek, in Phileleftheros Matthey Bryza is no stranger to Cyprus. An expert on the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkish politics, he has in the past sparked outrage in Nicosia with his remarks on the Cyprus problem. On the sidelines of the Cyprus Forum, we …

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Putin no longer tries to win on the battlefield

Putin knows he will lose the war. He must realize that all these new conscripts will arrive too late, too poorly trained and too poorly equipped to turn the tide of battle. It is simply an attempt to convince its population that there is still hope. The same goes for …

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Lottides meets Patriarch Bartholomew | Cyprus courier

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Turkey suggests Sweden and Finland join NATO separately | News, Sports, Jobs

PRAGUE (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday there was a difference in Sweden’s and Finland’s approaches to meeting Turkey’s security demands for them to join NATO, suggesting that they could join NATO at different times. Turkey had threatened to block Sweden and Finland from joining …

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Turkey summons Swedish ambassador over ‘insulting’ TV show

Swedish-Kurdish comedian Kadir Meral in SVT Nyheter, where he joked about Erdoğan for about ten minutes in Kurdish Kurmanji language. Turkey summoned Sweden’s ambassador on Wednesday after an ‘insulting’ TV show as relations between the two countries remain strained over Stockholm’s bid for NATO membership, Turkish Minute reported, citing Turkish …

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Turkey summons Swedish envoy for ‘insulting content’ about Erdogan on TV

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Attempt to blow up six US armored vehicles in Syria

DAMASCUS ($1 = 2,512.52 Syrian pounds) — A failed attempt to blow up a US convoy of armored vehicles was carried out in Syria. This is reported by Russian media, citing the main source – AviaPro’s Telegram channel. The convoy consisted of six vehicles. Photo credit: Baderkhan Ahmad/AP Photo The …

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It’s time to sanction Turkey

“The EU must very seriously consider taking economic measures and sanctioning Turkey,” German Green Party foreign policy chief Juergen Trittin unequivocally states in an interview with Kathimerini. Influential official of one of country’s co-ruling parties stresses West must make sure Turkey understands it ‘needs’ Europe and NATO, whose interests it …

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Greece says open to talks with Turkey once provocations end

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What is the Arab summit for if not to talk about the Turkish occupation of Syria – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

The summit, which will be hosted by Algeria on November 1 and 2, faces major challenges that have led to its postponement more than once from its scheduled date last March. The Algeria summit has been postponed 3 times, the last of which was earlier this year due to the …

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Biden should kill TurkStream to promote transatlantic energy security

When Russia’s Gazprom and its European partners announced plans for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to deliver Russian gas directly to Germany, eight members of the European Union (EU) and the Obama administration objected. They understood that the Nord Stream 2 operation would give the Kremlin leverage over Europe and …

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‘We need to win back the trust of Turkish Cypriots,’ say candidates

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PFI has close ties to hardline Turkish group supplying arms to Syrian jihadists: officials

First published September 29, 2022, 4:29 PM IST The Indian Popular Front (PFI) has close ties to a radical Turkish group accused of supplying weapons to Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists in Syria, and even two senior leaders of the just-banned outfit have been harbored by the group, officials said Thursday. The Foundation …

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Armenia/Azerbaijan: the peace agreement

The guns ceased to roar and the drones disappeared with the signing of the peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the two republics of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Brokered by Russia and Turkey, the peace deal marked the end of fierce fighting that erupted in the …

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Labor bans three Kurdish participants from conference while in Turkey

Three Kurdish participants were turned away from this year’s Labor Party conference, including a former local mayor. All had traveled to Liverpool and were refused entry at the gate, with the party claiming they had failed security clearance. The decision raised questions about the undue influence within the party of …

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Turkey summons German envoy after politician likens Erdogan to ‘sewage rat’

TurkeyThe Foreign Ministry summoned Germany’s ambassador to Ankara on Tuesday evening to protest comments made by a senior German politician who compared President Tayyip Erdogan to a “little sewer rat”. “We condemn in the strongest terms the insulting statements made by Wolfgang Kubicki, the Deputy Speaker of the German Federal …

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Turkey signals possible rapprochement with Syria

Washington— Recently, there have been signs of reconciliation between Turkey and Syria, which have been at odds for more than a decade as Ankara supported Syrian rebel forces fighting Damascus. Pro-government daily Hurriyet reported on September 16 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had expressed a desire to meet his …

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Turkey accuses Greece of transferring arms to islands | New

Turkish armed forces drones captured footage of Greece transferring armored vehicles to Aegean islands without military status, Anadolu news agency reported. RELATED: Turkey: US military bases in Greece do not target Russia “The ships were revealed to be carrying 23 wheeled armored tactical vehicles to Lesvos and 18 to Samos, …

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Thomas A. Kazakos: Managing Director, Cyprus Chamber of Navigation

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Will Russia and Turkey’s proxy wars spiral out of control?

The history of the Ottomans and the Russians is ancient. The long list of conflicts between the two spans almost 500 years, with battles across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Both have seen meteoric rises and slow declines, periods of irrelevance on the world stage, and now, more importantly, …

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Tensions high between narcotics division and FSA factions in al-Bab in Syria

ALEPPO, Syria — Tension has intensified in the town of al-Bab, in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, after a group of armed men belonging to the Hamza Departmentaffiliated with the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), raided the home of an official of the narcotics division of the police force and …

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Daily press briefing | Cyprus courier

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September 22 live updates: BoE hikes rates by 50bps, NATO slams ‘sham’ referendums

The British government has lifted a moratorium on fracking for natural gas despite widespread public opposition and several previous failed attempts to launch a national onshore drilling campaign. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the business secretary, said the UK was committed to becoming a net exporter of energy by 2040. He argued the …

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Syria’s water crisis culminates in cholera outbreak

A woman with cholera is treated at Al-Kasrah hospital in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor on September 17, 2022. Photo: VCG In a Syrian hospital crowded with crying women and children, Ahmad al-Mohammad writhed in pain next to his wife after contracting cholera, which reappeared for the first time …

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September 21 Live Updates: Fed Hikes Rates 75bps, NATO and Turkey Criticize Russian Tactics

©AP Robert Sarver, the beleaguered owner of the National Basketball Association’s Phoenix Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, said he was beginning the process of selling the two franchises a week after the league suspended him for using language racist and misogynistic. The impending sales mark the second time in …

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Can the SCO be Turkey’s alternative to the West? | News of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed his NATO member country’s intention to become a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), suggesting that Ankara is seeking alternatives to its problematic ties with the West. Erdogan, who made the remarks after attending last week’s SCO summit in Uzbekistan, was also …

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Turkish court adjourns case against main Erdogan opponent until November

A Turkish court on Wednesday adjourned until November the trial of Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, a popular opponent of President Tayyip Erdogan, as police stepped up security near the courthouse after protests in support of him were banned. Imamoglu, who according to polls would be a serious challenger for Erdogan …

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Turkish-Greek tensions escalate amid NATO-Russia war

After Greek coastguard boats fired warning shots at the Comorian-flagged merchant vessel Anatolian on September 10 in international waters in the Aegean, tensions between Athens and Ankara continue to mount. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou last week visited the Aegean islands, including Kastellorizo, Rhodes and Carpathos, two kilometers from Turkey. “Greece …

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Turkish banks suspend Russian Mir cards under pressure from US sanctions

Two of Turkey’s biggest banks have halted use of Russia’s Mir payment system after warnings from Washington about the risk of falling under US sanctions against Moscow. A spokesperson for İşbank, a private lender, said the bank has temporarily suspended use of the payment network while it assesses new guidelines …

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Turkey strikes Syrian regime outpost, kills three: War monitor

Turkish raids in northern Syria hit outposts operated by the Syrian army and Kurdish-led forces on Sunday, killing three people, a UK-based war monitor said. The raids near the Kurdish border town of Kobane targeted Syrian army and Syrian Democratic Forces positions, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The …

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Greece’s ‘hostile act’ against NATO ally Türkiye is ‘shocking’

ANKARA It is shocking that Greece engaged in a “hostile act” against another NATO ally, Türkiye, during a NATO mission over the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean, said an analyst and former American diplomat. During the August 23 “harassment” (radar lock) by a Russian-made S-300 air defense system stationed …

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US lifts restrictions on arms imports to Cyprus

The United States has lifted restrictions on arms imports to Cyprus for another year, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday, a move that will likely provoke an angry reaction from Turkey (Turkiye) and will further inflame an already tense situation in the region. “Secretary of State Antony …

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Armenia Azerbaijan. Armenia-Azerbaijan border dispute escalates, Turkish Defense Ministry releases video in support of Azerbaijani military

Strong points Dispute over an area of ​​4400 km² between the borders of Armenia and Azerbaijan The two countries want their rights to the area named Nagorno-Karabakh The majority of Nagorno-Karabakh’s population is Christian. Armenia Azerbaijan: Armenia and Azerbaijan Between its borders is an area of ​​about 4400 square kilometers. …

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Exclusive: With a Russian boost, Turkey and Syria intensify their contacts

Any normalization would reshape the decade-long war in Syria Intelligence chiefs have held meetings over the past few weeks Focused on Ukraine, Moscow calls for a political solution in Syria ANKARA/BEIRUT, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Turkey’s intelligence chief has held several meetings with his Syrian counterpart in Damascus over the …

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Russia’s losses in Ukraine are Turkey’s gains | Russia–Ukraine War

“The return of Crimea to Ukraine, of which it is an inseparable part, is essentially a requirement of international law.” In itself, this startling comment by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, delivered via video link at the Crimean Platform Summit last month, would not have surprised anyone who follows Turkish-Russian …

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Azerbaijani-Armenian clashes erupt amid NATO war with Russia in Ukraine

Fighting broke out between Azeri and Armenian forces on the night of September 12–13, as Azeri forces crossed the border with Armenia and attacked Armenian positions around the towns of Vardenis, Goris, Sotk and Jermuk. Clashes continued yesterday between the two former Soviet republics, after the immediate breakdown of a …

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At least six dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast

Six people including children drowned when a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon bound for Italy sunk off the coast of southwestern Turkey, the Turkish the Coast Guard said Tuesday evening. In a statement, the Coast Guard said a total of 73 migrants from four lifeboats were rescued on Tuesday while …

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Ukraine wants NATO-esque bloc to immediately defend border with Russia

A task force set up by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for the immediate creation of a new coalition of key partners, including the United States and several other NATO allies, to provide legally binding security guarantees in Kyiv as it attempts to eject Russian forces from its occupied …

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Wave of new rules prevent Turkish banks from lending

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UNICEF Syria Crisis – Humanitarian Situation Report (January – June 2022) – Syrian Arab Republic

In Turkey, in 2022, a total of 19,428 children and 2,773 caregivers benefited from structured and supported mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services supported by UNICEF, In Lebanon, UNICEF maintained water and sanitation services for 321,980 refugees living in informal settlements across the country. UNICEF is also working on …

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Tensions between Turkey and Greece could disrupt NATO unity, experts warn

Washington— Turkey and Greece, both members of NATO, have been at odds for decades over territorial and airspace claims in and over the Aegean Sea. As historic rivals intensify their war of words, analysts warn of the risk that the current tension will spill over into NATO affairs at a …

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Patriarch receives honorary degree from UCY

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Turkey’s Erdogan issues new ultimatum to Europe in Black Sea grain battle as he SUPPORTS Putin | World | New

The president added that Putin was right to claim yesterday that grain exported from Ukraine under a UN-backed deal went to rich EU countries, not poor ones. This claim has since been proven to be inaccurate. Speaking at a press conference with Croatian President Zoran Milanović, Erdoğan today said Putin …

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Greek hotels top GRI guest satisfaction index in July

Visitors to Greece were satisfied with the quality and services provided by Greek hotels in July, according to the latest data released by INSETE, the research body of the Greek Confederation of Tourism (SETE). Specifically, citing data from ReviewPro, Greece had a score of 87 percent in the Global Review …

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Syrian legal activists on the front line in Turkey

Tense feelings towards Syrians in Turkey have finally boiled over, with the government implementing a host of integration measures on the refugee community. Such measures have led Syrian justice activists to fight back to protect their rights. Turkey continues to host more than 3.6 million Syrian refugeesa number that increased …

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Russia is close to creating ‘NATO Sea’, says Estonian Defense Minister

Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO membership means that the Baltic Sea will be surrounded by NATO states – and Russia. Estonia’s defense minister told Insider he would view it as a “NATO sea” that could deter Russia. This would allow countries in the region to act faster and make better use …

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Greece plans to extend land border fence with Turkey

Greece plans to extend a cement and barbed wire fence along its northern border with Turkey to prevent migrants from entering the country, its Citizen Protection Minister said on Tuesday. The 40-kilometer fence will be extended by another 140 kilometers, Takis Theodorikakos said during a visit to the Evros region. …

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In the bloody affairs of the Syrian mercenaries of Turkey

In April 2019, General Khalifa Haftar, leader of eastern Libya and head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), launched a surprise offensive against the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. Haftar’s forces posed a significant threat, and in response the GNA requested Turkish military support. But instead of sending …

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Macron visits Algeria amid escalating NATO war on Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron paid a three-day visit to Algeria from August 25 to 27 to strengthen the strategic influence of French imperialism in Africa. Amid NATO’s war against Russia in Ukraine, Macron has also demanded energy guarantees from Algeria, Africa’s largest natural gas exporter, as the cutoff of Russian …

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Our objectives are identical on the Cyprus solution

What are cookies As is common practice with almost all professional websites, https://cyprus-mail.com (our “To place”) uses cookies, which are tiny files downloaded to your device, to improve your experience. This document describes what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. …

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Cyprus warns EU and US to wake up to Putin-Erdogan deals

What are cookies As is common practice with almost all professional websites, https://cyprus-mail.com (our “To place”) uses cookies, which are tiny files downloaded to your device, to improve your experience. This document describes what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. …

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Syria warns Israel to ‘play with fire’ after alleged overnight airstrikes

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad issued a stark warning to Israel on Thursday after Damascus accused Jerusalem of airstrikes the previous night. Mekdad said Israel was “playing with fire” and risking a wider military conflict, according to Arab media. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “The ongoing Israeli …

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News: A new life for Afghans who worked with NATO, 31 August 2022

A family of 8 Afghan citizens who worked for NATO has just left North Macedonia, where they were temporarily staying, to resettle in the United States. North Macedonia, together with the local Red Cross, provided housing, education and health care for the family, including support during the holy month of …

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Cyprus complains to the UN, a sheep farmer harassed in the buffer zone

NICOSIA – A farmer grazing sheep in a buffer zone along the occupied Turkish Cypriot side has been chased away by armed Turkish soldiers, the Greek Cypriot government has filed a complaint with the United Nations. While the UN previously ignored calls from President Nicos Anastasiades to intervene over Turkey’s …

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Syrians in Turkey fear the worst as Erdogan changes tone on Assad

Syrian refugees have become at the center of political debate in Turkey ahead of next year’s elections. Calls to repatriate them to war-torn Syria were once the cause of fringe right-wing parties, but have now become common as the country recovers from an economic crisis. “There is no prerequisite for …

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Turkey accuses Greece of “hostile action” against its planes | New

Radar of a Greek S-300 missile system based on the island of Crete locked on Turkish fighter jets, according to state media. Turkey said Greece used a Russian-made missile system to harass its F-16 fighter jets carrying out a reconnaissance mission in international airspace in what it called “hostile action”. …

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